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Your Franchise Competitors

As you consider a variety of franchise business investment opportunities, you’ll think about what you want to do, what you can afford, and what kind of company fits with your values and lifestyle. You should also scope out the competition. Do you see a landscaping business doing well? That may or may not mean that […] Read More

Franchise Cash Flow Questions

One of the most common complaints among people who have invested in a franchise business is that they aren’t earning enough, that they worry over meeting payroll and bills, or that they don’t have the sales they expected. As with so many franchise business problems, cash flow issues are often caused by a failure to […] Read More

Franchise Business or Chain?

A franchise and a chain may look the same at first glance, but they are actually completely different kinds of business models. A chain begins as a single location. Jack might own a bookstore or a restaurant or a gym, and finds it so successful and satisfying that he decides to open a second. He […] Read More

Identifying a Successful Franchise System

FranchiseGrade.com has a new study which seeks to identify the franchises that are heading up — and those that are heading down. Having this kind of information as you choose the best franchise opportunity for you will certainly be handy! How close can they get to an accurate valuation? The researchers began by sorting all […] Read More

How Do I ... Everything Franchising View All

How Can Franchisees Avoid "Joint Employer" Issues?

June 24, 2015 - The National Labor Relations Board decided that McDonald’s was a “joint employer” with franchisees, and both McDonalds and its franchisees have been suffering ever since.  »


What Does the Franchisor Get From a Franchise?

June 23, 2015 - When you’re looking for the ideal franchise business, you're naturally thinking about what’s in it for you. Can you replace your current salary with income from your franchise? »


How Great a Franchisee Will You Be?

March 12, 2015 - Former news anchor Nicole Lapin has a new financial advice book out. In it she tells her readers, “Assume you are going to suck at running your own business.” This is the »


How Do I Scope Out the Competition?

September 9, 2014 - Before you decide which franchise opportunity to invest in, you’ll want to get a clear sense of your competition. Once you determine the exclusive territory you »


Featured Franchise Opportunities View All

  • Visiting Angels Franchise Information

    Visiting Angels

    Visiting Angels is AMERICA’S CHOICE IN HOMECARE®. Designated a "5-Star Best Franchises" ranking from America's Best Franchises while being ranked #1 of all Senior Care Franchises and Ranked #3 in the Top 50 “Best of the Best” - Franchise Business Review. Average 2014 Franchisee revenue of $1,000,000/year.

    Cash Required: $43,000
    Filta Franchise Opportunity Information

    Filta

    FILTA GUARANTEES INITIAL CUSTOMERS! Filta can be run from home, with low overheads and no previous experience is necessary. Weekly repeat business! Multiple streams of income! Learn more about this amazing opportunity.

    Cash Required: $30,000
    Mathnasium Tutoring Franchise Business Information

    Mathnasium

    If you're looking for an award winning children's services franchise, Mathnasium is considered one of the best. Mathnasium Learning Centers has become one of the fastest-growing educational franchises in the world.

    Cash Required: $40,000
  • Seva Beauty Franchise Business Information.

    Seva Beauty

    Seva Beauty is the pioneer of the fast casual spa with nationwide locations and ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 100 Fastest Growing, Top 25 New, & Top 500 Franchise categories. No previous salon experience is required. Learn more about this amazing beauty franchise today!

    Cash Required: $40,000
    NAPA Auto Parts Business Opportunity Information.

    NAPA AUTO PARTS

    For only a $75K - $150K investment, you could experience the freedom, sense of community, and financial security that come with owning a NAPA AUTO PARTS Store. Would you like to be part of a system that has experienced sales growth in 84 of its 87 year history including The Great Depression and every Recession since? Find out more by clicking below.

    Cash Required: $75,000
    Bricks 4 Kidz Franchise Information

    Top New Franchise

    Bricks 4 Kidz, ranked #2 Best New Franchise 2014, and #1, Children's Enrichment Franchise 2014, offers an extraordinary franchise specializing in after-school enrichment classes for kids. A proven business model that is home based with no national competition, low overhead and high margins. All in under $30k!

    Cash Required: $20,000
  • HomeVestors of America Franchise Information

    We Buy Ugly Houses

    The slogan "We Buy Ugly Houses" is known to most everyone. HomeVestors began franchising in 1996 and to date HomeVestors independently owned and operated franchises have purchased more than 50,000 houses for their customers.

    Cash Required: $15,000
    Cold Stone Creamery Franchise Information.

    Cold Stone Creamery

    For more than 25 years, Cold Stone Creamery has been one of the most talked about ice cream franchises in the world. Join Cold Stone Creamery and learn what it feels like to have a supportive partner to assist you with every step from site selection, to design to pre-opening and the grand opening extravaganza.

    Cash Required: $100,000
    Healthier4U Vending Business Opportunity Information

    Healthier4U Vending

    Healthier4U vending offers an opportunity with varying levels of investment as low as $18k. You'll benefit from an experienced team and machines that offer compete remote technology. Credit card and debit card acceptance and access to every machines data online.

    Cash Required: $18,000
  • Dancers Pointe Franchise Information.

    Dancers Pointe

    The Dancers Pointe franchise boasts a 44 year proven business model and high profits. Our specialized knowledge benefits every franchise owner. No previous dance experience is necessary. If you love dance and you want to benefit from assisting in the growth of students and families, choose Dancers Pointe Franchise.

    Cash Required: $50,000
    Top Ten Percent Mobile Marketing Franchise Information.

    Top Ten Percent Mobile Marketing

    Jerry Clum founded one of the fastest growing and most successful franchise systems in the world. Today, Jerry is CEO of Top Ten Percent Mobile Marketing Franchise. Top Ten Percent is the first and only business model that meets the criteria for "Zero to $100 Million in Five Years."

    Cash Required: $49,000
    CuppaLove Coffee Business Opportunity Information.

    CuppaLove Coffee

    Do you want to own a coffee service business without all the hard work and expense of a traditional coffee shop? CuppaLove Coffee offers an easy start-up, Office Coffee Service business opportunity. You can participate full-time or supplement your existing earnings with a CuppaLove Coffee Business.

    Cash Required: $19,995
  • Interim HealthCare Franchise Opportunity

    Health Care Business

    Interim HealthCare is a recognized brand with a proven track record for nearly 50 years. Healthcare is a booming industry and Interim Healthcare is a premier participant. We offer extensive sales and marketing programs as well as comprehensive training and support to our franchise owners.

    Cash Required: $100,000